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Updated: 21/08/2019 12:17

More GP funding leads to better patient experience, study shows

More funding for general practice produces better patient experience and continuity of care, according to a new study.

NHS England changes key question in Friends and Family test

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - 7/16/2019 11:22:00 AM
NHS England’s flagship patient feedback tool will be modified next year, with patients no longer being asked if they would recommend the service to their family or friends.

Superpractice to close surgery due to 'serious' GP staffing problems

A superpractice is to close one of its surgeries in Hull next month after a lack of GPs led to 'serious' concerns about its ability to provide a safe service for patients.

NHS nurse retention scheme to be extended to general practice staff

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - 7/12/2019 12:48:00 PM
An NHS retention scheme that has stopped hundreds of hospital nurses from leaving the health service will be rolled out to include general practice staff, NHS England has announced.

GP’s indemnity fees doubled to over £1k after state-backed scheme launch

A GP has seen his indemnity premiums rise by almost £600 per month after it emerged his prison work may not be covered under the state-backed indemnity scheme.

Health secretary will 'look' at setting deadline for extra 5,000 GPs in workforce plan

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said he will 'look' at including a new deadline for increasing the GP workforce by an extra 5,000 in the final version of the NHS's forthcoming workforce plan.

Patients to access health information through Amazon Alexa

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - 7/10/2019 10:44:00 AM
Patients can now access health information through voice-assisted technology, as part of a partnership between the NHS and Amazon.

Welsh GP practices face six-month delay to IT switch due to safety checks

A major new IT provider due to be rolled out to GP practices in Wales has been forced to delay its introduction to ‘ensure the system is safe and stable’. 

RCGP cautiously endorses chaplains in GP practices

Practices can hire chaplains to provide ‘religious support’ for patients, the RCGP has said

Practices to focus on learning disabilities under QOF 'quality improvement'

Next year practices will focus on improving care for patients with learning disabilities as part of the new 'quality improvement' modules that will account for a large number of QOF points, NHS England has announced.

Two thirds of GPs reject plans to split CCG

Over two thirds of GPs in Sandwell have voted to reject plans to reorganise healthcare in the area, including Birmingham.

Babylon set to join primary care networks across England

Practice Business News from Pulse Today - 6/27/2019 11:57:00 AM
Babylon will be forced to open new premises across England, and existing primary care networks will be obliged to take them on under new proposals launched today by NHS England.

Digital services will help ease GP shortages, says Simon Stevens

Technology could be used to counter the inverse care law, NHS England has said. 

Another practice closure brings tally to 13 in single town

Another GP surgery in Brighton and Hove is to close, taking the toll to 13 in four years, including two branch surgeries and practices lost through mergers.

Foundation trust takes over another GP practice in crisis town

An NHS foundation trust in North Yorkshire has taken over another GP practice in Bridlington, which has been badly hit by the GP recruitment crisis, it has emerged.